Oscar®watch 2008

With the Screen Actors Guild Writers Guild of America strike over just in time to furiously start writing for Hollywood’s biggest night, the 80th Annual Academy Awards ceremony being held this Sunday should be interesting to watch.

Perhaps you want to leave your house to watch the awards with others and snark on the clothing choices of the A- through Z-listers attending. If so, you’re in luck because you have some options for where to watch Sunday’s festivities.

The Hollywood Theatre is hosting Oregon’s only “Oscar Night® America event, officially sanctioned by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.” Tickets are $75 as the event is also a fundraiser for Film Action Oregon. Mayoral candidate Commissioner Sam Adams is serving as the night’s honorary chair.

McMenamins’ Mission Theater will also show the ceremony on their big screen. It’s free and if you get there a bit early, you can catch the overrated “Casablanca” for free as well.

6 Comments so far

  1. Nolando (unregistered) on February 22nd, 2008 @ 7:36 am

    Thanks for the locales but "Casablanca" as overrated? Please.

  2. derrick (unregistered) on February 22nd, 2008 @ 7:47 am

    Boy, Sam Adams never misses a chance to get his mug in front of white liberals at social/artistic events, does he? it’s only a matter of time until he’s his own category on stuffwhitepeoplelike.wordpress.com.

  3. Mary Sue (unregistered) on February 22nd, 2008 @ 1:10 pm

    Uh, you mean the Writer’s Guild of America strike, right? SAG isn’t scheduled to even go into negotiations until July.

  4. Random Citizen (unregistered) on February 22nd, 2008 @ 1:14 pm

    Mary Sue, yes, you are correct. This is why I should never post at 2AM while under the influence of Nyquil.

  5. vic (unregistered) on February 22nd, 2008 @ 6:52 pm

    "Casablanca" "overrated"?

    Excellent: One less blogger whose opinions I need to pay attention to.

  6. Random Citizen (unregistered) on February 22nd, 2008 @ 6:58 pm

    Ah yes, because we’re all meant to have the same opinion always. I saw the movie and just don’t get the big deal. Guess what? I think "Gone with the Wind" is overrated as well. Talk to me about Kubrick, Hitchcock, and Truffaut all night, but bring up "Casablanca," and I just don’t care for it.

    Vic, I’m not much for preaching to the choir, so if my opinions are of no use to you, I’m sure I’ll be able to move on.

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